Both Sides Looking For Bounce Backs
Heading into Matchday 10, AS Monaco led Ligue 1 and scored the most goals in the league. However, with Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Lille, Monaco dropped down to third. On Sunday, they’ll take on Brest with the aim of getting back on top of the table. Brest also lost on Sunday, falling 3-2 at home to PSG. We’ll preview the Monaco vs Brest betting odds as both sides look to get back into the win column.
Last season, Monaco grabbed two wins over Brest and Aleksandr Golovin scored in both. At the Stade Louis II, Golovin scored the game’s lone goal and Monaco won 2-1 at Brest. In last season’s Ligue 1 table, Monaco finished in sixth, eight places above Brest. Monaco are on a three-game winning streak in this fixture and are 5-2 in the last 10 years.
Monaco Missing Henrique
Monaco’s reign at the top of the Ligue 1 table may be over for now but that’s not to say they can’t remain in the title race. They lost 2-0 to Lille on Sunday with both of Les Dogues’ goals coming in the first half. Monaco outshot Lille and completed more passes but that didn’t translate to goals. Most Ligue 1 predictions have Monaco bouncing back this weekend and getting in the win column once again.
Prior to Sunday’s loss, Monaco was on a three-game winning streak. Five different Monaco players have scored at least three Ligue 1 goals and Monaco are the joint-leading scorers in the league, along with PSG. However, Caio Henrique tore his ACL recently and it’s a huge loss for Monaco to not have him for the rest of the season.
He provided four assists in six games and is still a joint Ligue 1 leader despite not playing in any of the last four games. Monaco has a number of players out injured, including Breel Embolo, Guillermo Maripan, Vanderson, Soungoutou Magassa, and Mohammed Salisu. Still, the Monaco vs Brest betting odds price Monaco as -140 favorites for this one.
Brest Falling Off
Brest were briefly on top of the Ligue 1 table, but they’ve had a rough go of things over the last few weeks. They’re now winless in their last four matches and have scored just three goals during that time. To be fair, Brest showed resilience to go down 2-0 on Sunday vs. defending champions PSG and bring the game back level. Steve Mounie and Jeremy both found the net on headers.
The hosts then conceded a late penalty to PSG and Marco Bizot initially saved Kylian Mbappe’s effort. However, Mbappe got his own rebound and won the game by calmly slotting home into the net. While Brest was initially a solid pick for soccer betting this season, that has changed and bettors should be cautious with them.
They’re currently 2-1-2 on the road this season and have failed to score in three of their last four road matches. So far, Romain del Castillo has been Brest’s most productive player. He’s scored three goals and provided three assists, including one vs. PSG. Still, Brest has averaged just 1.1 goals per game this season.
Match Analysis & Odds
Monaco enters this match as -140 favorites and they’ll expect to get on the scoresheet here. After all, they have scored seven times in their last three games vs. Brest. Folarin Balogun and Aleksandr Golovin both have scored twice in Monaco’s last three games. Wissam Ben Yedder has cooled off after a fast start to the season but he’s another solid option up front.
The Monaco vs Brest betting odds price visitors Brest as +350 underdogs. Their purple patch appears to be over and they’re more likely to be fighting for a top-half position than a European spot this season. Still, they have picked up wins over the likes of Lens and Reims this season.
AS Monaco -0.5, -1 displays -110 odds here and bettors can find Brest +0.5, 1 at -115. None of the meetings of the past decade have finished level but a draw sits at +320. Under three goals are priced at -120 odds and Brest’s matches have averaged just 2.2 goals this season.